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Rail & Sounds

3 nights & train journey from $579 per person share twin

Sale Period

Until 31 Dec 22 by 4pm unless sold out prior


3 nights & train journey from
per person share twin

Journey from Christchurch to Picton aboard the Coastal Pacific train as you navigate through Canterbury’s countryside, Kaikoura’s beautiful coastline and Blenheim’s vast vineyards. Cruise the winding waterways of the Marlborough Sounds, where ancient sunken river valleys meet the Pacific Ocean.

Deal Includes
 1 night’s accommodation at Quest Cathedral Christchurch in a Studio Room
Coastal Pacific Train from Christchurch to Picton
2 nights accommodation at Gables Bed & Breakfast Picton in a Pictonion Room
Marlborough Sounds Cruise
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4 Day Rail & Sounds
From $579 per person share twin
Travel: 01 Oct 22-31 Mar 23

Coastal Pacific Train departs on Thu to Sun only 

On arrival into Christchurch make your way to your hotel for the first night of your mini getaway.  Quest Cathedral Junction offers a central location close to restaurants, New Brighton Street, The Crossing and the newly developed Riverside Markets.  

This morning is an early start getting to railway station for your departure on the Coastal Pacific.  Take in the opportunity to soak in the beautiful countryside heading north in the wine region of Wairarapa, along the coastline of Kaikoura and into Blenheim, the true heart of wine growing in New Zealand, famous for Sauvignon Blanc.  A short distance from there you’ll arrive into Picton, the gateway to the Marlborough sounds. 

Getting out into the Sounds today is the goal and Beachcomber Cruises is on hand to assist. A Day in the Sounds departs from Picton about 9am heading into the Queen Charlotte Sound and up to the beginning of the walk track with the same name at Ships Cove.  This historic landmark was a favorite anchorage of Captain Cook in the 1770’s.  After a short stop there you’ll be dropped off at Furneaux Lodge for some free time and a lunch stop (lunch not included, this is at your own expense). Upon your return board the Mail Boat and head back to Picton

This morning check out of your accommodation and head home.  If you want to extend your trip consider taking the Interislander ferry across to Wellington or hire a car to explore more of the Top of the South. 


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Terms and Conditions

Please note that full terms and conditions apply - see your House of Travel consultant for details. 
• Prices are per person in NZ dollars for cash or cheque purchase only.
• Package price is based on share twin and is correct at the time of submission and is subject to change without notice.
• Valid for sales until 31 Dec 2022 unless sold out prior.
• Valid for travel as specified. Blackout periods may apply.
• All prices and products are subject to availability at time of reservation.
• Prices may vary due to a number of factors including tax and surcharge increases, exchange rate movements and availability.
• Some surcharges, minimum night stays and closeouts may apply over special event periods and over school holidays. 
• Inclusions are subject to change based on supplier operational capabilities.
• Lunch at Furneaux Lodge is not included and is at client's own expense.
• Train tickets are based on standard class however rates to upgrade to Scenic Plus are available on request. Baggage restrictions apply. 
• Cancellation and Amendment fees apply.
• Airfares are not included and are an additional cost. Please ask your House of Travel consultant for the best option to suit your needs.
Quote package code: ANZ2245DRS



Sale Period

Until 31 Dec 22 by 4pm unless sold out prior

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